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My Six Year Old’s Helicopter Tax Evasion Scheme

Yesterday, totally out of the blue, my six year old drops this one on me. We had not even been talking about taxes or anything for weeks. Last serious political talk was right before Earth Day, when I spent an hour inoculating him from propaganda–which, to my pleasant surprise, didn’t occur; his Montessori school hardly mentioned it.

Anyway, he says:

“Dad, wouldn’t it be cool if you could live in a helicopter?”

Yeah, I say, sort of like a houseboat, I guess, but it would be pretty expensive!

“Yeah,” he says, laughing.

And you would have a hard time ordering things from Amazon!–I point out

He starts laughing, imagining FedEx throwing packages up to your house-helicopter.

“And Dad, it would be so cool, that no one could tax you. You would just fly right over them! And if the police try to get you to tax you? to take your money? You just fly right away!”

{ 10 comments… add one }
  • Michael G Scott May 13, 2010, 6:10 pm

    That’s great. Wish there were more parents like you.

    You have said before the state will outlive you and your boy. Does any of the bailout news in Europe change your opinion of that at all? I know most people are statist, but do you think they will change in the near future if this keeps up? Thanks. Great site.

  • Aubrey Herbert May 13, 2010, 9:57 pm

    Haha. Cool kid.

  • Aubrey Herbert May 14, 2010, 2:20 am

    Off topic:

    ‘Hurt Locker’ producers about to sue an army of pirates

    “We’ve learned that the producers of the Oscar-winning “The Hurt Locker” are preparing a massive lawsuit against thousands of individuals who pirated the film online.”

  • Misty Khan May 14, 2010, 8:57 am

    always knew that boy was brilliant!

  • Dagny Taggart May 14, 2010, 1:51 pm

    Your child is a genius!!!

  • Hank Rearden May 14, 2010, 4:01 pm

    Your child has one solid head on his shoulders, if only more were as brilliant.

  • Ken May 14, 2010, 4:58 pm

    A pro free market, anti-tax and spend 6 year old — there is hope!

  • newson May 14, 2010, 10:42 pm

    irs fix: land-to-air missiles.

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